Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India)

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Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India)
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Agency executives
WebsiteDepartment of Commerce

[1]

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry administers two departments, the Department of Commerce and the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (formerly Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion). The head of the Ministry is a Minister of Cabinet rank.

Minister of Commerce and Industry[edit]

Minister of Commerce and Industry
( वाणिज्य एवं उद्योग मंत्री)
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Incumbent
Piyush Goyal[2]

since 03 September 2017
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerPresident (on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Websitecommerce.gov.in

The Minister of Commerce and Industry is the head of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India. The first Minister of Commerce and Industry of independent India was Syama Prasad Mukherjee. The current Minister is Piyush Goyal of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Goyal took over from Suresh Prabhu on 31 May 2019.[3]

Past Ministers: Industry[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
Syama Prasad Mukherjee Syama Prasad Mookerjee.jpg 15 August 1947 19 April 1950 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Harekrushna Mahtab
Harekrushna-Mahtab.jpg
13 May 1950 26 December 1950
Nityanand Kanungo 19 July 1963 9 June 1964
Ram Subhag Singh Ram Subhag Singh.jpg 9 June 1964 13 June 1964 Lal Bahadur Shastri
H. C. Dasappa 19 July 1964 29 October 1964
Tribhuvan Narain Singh 30 October 1964 24 January 1966
Damodaram Sanjivayya Damodaram Sanjivayya 2008 stamp of India.jpg 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 Indira Gandhi
F. A. Ahmed
(Industrial Development)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 1977 stamp of India.jpg 13 March 1967 27 June 1970
Dinesh Singh
(Industrial Development and Internal Trade)
27 June 1970 18 March 1971
Moinul Hoque Choudhury
(Industrial Development)
18 March 1971 22 July 1972
C Subramaniam
(Industrial Development)
Chidambaram Subramaniam 2010 stamp of India.jpg 22 July 1972 10 October 1974
T. A. Pai
(Industry)
10 October 1974 23 March 1977
Brij Lal Verma 28 March 1977 6 July 1977 Janata Party Morarji Desai
George Fernandes George Fernandes (cropped).jpg 6 July 1977 15 July 1977
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 2011 stamp of India.jpg 30 July 1979 27 November 1979 Charan Singh
T. A. Pai 27 November 1979 14 January 1980
N. D. Tiwari Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg 8 August 1981 3 August 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy 7 September 1984 31 December 1984
Veerendra Patil 14 January 1985 25 September 1985 Rajiv Gandhi
N. D. Tiwari Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg 25 September 1985 22 October 1986
J. Vengala Rao 22 October 1986 2 December 1989
Ajit Singh[4][5] 5 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
K. Karunakaran Karunakaran Kannoth.jpg 11 June 1995 16 May 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Suresh Prabhu The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu holding a Press Conference on the 3rd meeting of Council for Trade Development and Promotion, in New Delhi on January 08, 2018.jpg 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Murasoli Maran Murasoli Maran 2004 stamp of India.jpg 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 DMK H. D. Dewe Gowda
Sikandar Bakht 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Past Ministers: Commerce[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
I. I. Chundrigar No image.svg 2 September 1946 14 August 1947 All-India Muslim League Jawaharlal Nehru
(as Vice President of the Executive Council)
Cooverji Hormusji Bhabha
(Commerce)
15 August 1947 6 April 1948 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Kshitish Chandra Neogy
(Commerce)
6 April 1948 19 April 1950
Jawaharlal Nehru
(Commerce and Industry)
Jnehru.jpg 19 April 1950 13 May 1950
Sri Prakasa
(Commerce)
Sri Prakasa 1991 stamp of India.jpg 29 May 1950 26 December 1950
Harekrushna Mahtab
(Commerce and Industry)
Harekrushna Mahatab 2000 stamp of India.jpg 26 December 1950 13 May 1952
T T Krishnamachari
(Commerce and Industry)
TT Krishnamachari 2002 stamp of India.jpg 13 May 1952 30 August 1956
Morarji Desai
(Commerce and Industry)
Morarji Desai (portrait).png 1 January 1957 28 March 1958
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(Commerce and Industry)
Lal Bahadur Shastri (cropped).jpg 28 March 1958 5 April 1961
KC Reddy
(Commerce and Industry)
5 April 1961 19 July 1963
Manubhai Shah
(As MoS till 24 January 1966)
(Commerce)
9 June 1964 13 March 1967 Lal Bahadur Shastri
Dinesh Singh
(Commerce)
13 March 1967 14 February 1969 Indira Gandhi
Bali Ram Bhagat
(Foreign Trade and Supply)
Nicolae Ceauşescu and B.R. Bhagat (cropped).png 14 February 1969 27 June 1970
Lalit Narayan Mishra
(Foreign Trade and Supply)
Lalit Narayan Mishra 1976 stamp of India.jpg 27 June 1970 5 February 1973
D. P. Chattopadhyay
(Commerce)
(as MoS till 23 December 1976)
5 February 1973 24 March 1977
Mohan Dharia
(Commerce)
26 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Hitendra Desai
(Commerce)
30 July 1979 14 January 1980 Charan Singh
Pranab Mukherjee
(Commerce)[6]
Secretary Tim Geithner and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 2010 crop.jpg 14 January 1980 15 January 1982 Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira Gandhi
Shivraj Patil
(MoS, Independent Charge)
(Commerce)[7]
Shivraj Patil.jpg 15 January 1982 29 January 1983
Pranab Mukherjee
(Commerce)[6]
Secretary Tim Geithner and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 2010 crop.jpg 7 September 1984 31 December 1984
V. P. Singh[8] V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg 29 January 1983 25 September 1985 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
Arjun Singh Arjun Singh 237.jpg 15 November 1985 20 January 1986
P Shiv Shankar
(Commerce)
20 January 1986 25 July 1987
N. D. Tiwari
(Commerce)
Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg 25 July 1987 25 June 1988
Dinesh Singh
(Commerce and Industry)
25 June 1988 2 December 1989
Arun Nehru
(Commerce)[9][4]
5 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Subramanian Swamy
(Commerce)
Subramanian Swamy.JPG 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Chandra Shekhar
P Chidambaram
(MoS, Independent Charge)
(Commerce)
P. Chidambaram.jpg 21 June 1991 9 July 1992 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
P. V. Narasimha Rao Pumapaparti.N.rao.jpg 9 July 1992 18 January 1993
Pranab Mukherjee
(Commerce)[10]
Secretary Tim Geithner and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 2010 crop.jpg January 1993 February 1995
P Chidambaram
(MoS, Independent Charge)
(Commerce)
P. Chidambaram.jpg 10 February 1995 3 April 1996
P. V. Narasimha Rao Pumapaparti.N.rao.jpg 3 April 1996 15 May 1996
Devendra Prasad Yadav
(Commerce)
1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal H. D. Dewe Gowda
Bolla Bulli Ramaiah
(Commerce)
29 June 1996 19 March 1998 Telugu Desam Party H. D. Dewe Gowda
Inder Kumar Gujral
Ramakrishna Hegde
(Commerce)[11][12]
19 March 1998 13 October 1999 Lok Shakti Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Murasoli Maran
(Commerce and Industry)
Murasoli Maran 2004 stamp of India.jpg 13 October 1999 9 November 2002 DMK
Arun Shourie
(Commerce and Industry)
Arun Shourie.jpg 9 November 2002 29 January 2003 Bharatiya Janata Party
Arun Jaitley
(Commerce and Industry)
Arun Jaitley, Minister.jpg 29 January 2003 22 May 2004
Kamal Nath
(Commerce and Industry)[13]
KamalNath.jpg 23 May 2004 22 May 2009 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
Anand Sharma
(Commerce and Industry)[14]
Anand Sharma - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg 22 May 2009 26 May 2014
Nirmala Sitharaman
(Commerce and Industry)
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Portrait of Nirmala Sitharaman.jpg 26 May 2014 3 September 2017 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
Suresh Prabhu
(Commerce and Industry)
The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu holding a Press Conference on the 3rd meeting of Council for Trade Development and Promotion, in New Delhi on January 08, 2018.jpg 3 September 2017 30 May 2019
Piyush Goyal
(Commerce and Industry)
Piyush Goyal (cropped).jpg 31 May 2019 Incumbent

Department of Commerce[edit]

The department is entrusted with formulating and implementing the foreign trade policy and responsibilities relating to multilateral and bilateral commercial relations, state trading, export promotion measures, and development and regulation of certain export oriented industries and commodities.

In order for the smooth functioning, the Department is divided into eight divisions:[15]

  • Administrative and General Division
    Ministry of Commerce and Industries India
    Ministry of Commerce and Industries India
  • Finance Division
  • Economic Division
  • Trade Policy Division
  • Foreign Trade Territorial Division
  • State Trading & Infrastructure Division
  • Supply Division
  • Plantation Division

The subjects under the administrative control of the Department include:[16]

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade[edit]

This department was established in the year 1995, and in the year 2000 Department of Industrial Development was merged with it. This department is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. While individual administrative ministries look after the production, distribution, development and planning aspects of specific industries allocated to them, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion is responsible for the overall Industrial Policy. It is also responsible for facilitating and increasing the FDI flows to the country. It is also responsible to calculate WPI (I.e. Wholesale Price Index).

Policy and Promotion is also responsible for intellectual property rights relating to patents, designs, trademarks, and geographical indication of goods and oversees the initiative relating to their promotion and protection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ India, Welcome to department of commerce, Government of. "Welcome to department of commerce, Government of India". commerce.gov.in.
  2. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  3. ^ "List of ministers in Narendra Modi's government". The Economic Times. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Arun Nehru was Minister of Commerce, while Ajit Singh was in charge of Industry
  5. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile :Singh,Shri Ajit". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Patil,Shri Shivraj V." loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Tenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : SINGH, SHRI VISHWANATH PRATAP". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  9. ^ "9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : NEHRU, SHRI ARUN KUMAR". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Mukherjee,Shri Pranab". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Rajya Sabha Members Biographical Sketches 1952 - 2003: H" (PDF). pp. 3–4. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  12. ^ Minister of Commerce
  13. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile : Kamal Nath,Shri". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Webpage of Shri Anand Sharma, Member of Parliament (RAJYA SABHA)". rajyasabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Organisational Set-up and Functions". Department of Commerce, Government of India. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  16. ^ "Subjects under Administrative Control". Department of Commerce, Government of India. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2008.

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